Over the weekend during the San Diego Seals – Halifax Thunderbirds game, the Thunderbirds’ Scott Campbell made what was seen as a controversial hit on a Seals’ player. View the hit from different angles below, then let us know your thoughts.
Controversial Hit? Let Us Know What You Think
We’re not going to comment on the hit one way or another. We love a solid big hit — as long as it is legal, of course — but we also want to campaign for player safety and don’t want anyone out there to be seriously hurt. We wanted to provide the reader with what we know about the situation for you to decide for yourselves and to get a sense of what the fan reaction is to something like this.
The NLL and its franchises certainly hype this sort of stuff up on social media, and we’ve noticed that there has been an incredibly mixed reaction. Some absolutely love it, while others see it as dirty and harmful to player safety. Here are a few reactions:
Reactions To The Controversial Hit
— Some Kid With A Phone (@SomeKidWithAPh2) January 20, 2020
Bring. The. BOOM.
— LacrosseMonkey (@LacrosseMonkey) January 20, 2020
— Russ Sheppard (@headlore) January 21, 2020
All fun and games till he breaks a guys neck throwing him into the boards from 6 feet away.
— Ryan Tunney (@rtunney32) January 20, 2020
During the third quarter of the Seals – Thunderbirds game on Saturday, Scott Campbell made a big hit on a Seals player while on defense. This started a bit of a scrap between the two teams Nonkon Thompson and Jeremy Noble getting sent to the penalty box for having their teammate’s back.
Later in the night, Campbell and the Seals’ Brodie Merrill got into an altercation as tensions had built. You can take a look at that battle here:
— San Diego Seals (@SealsLax) January 19, 2020
We’ve got a few angles of the hit and want to hear what you think about the hit.
The Fan’s Perspective
What We Saw On The Broadcast
Sometimes, Mondays hit ya hard
Other times, it’s just Scott Campbell pic.twitter.com/ItORzfDaHI
— Halifax Thunderbirds (@HFXThunderbirds) January 20, 2020
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!